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A Place in the Sun says "Arabian arches and mosaics echo the style of the Alhambra"

Nestling among the olive groves of Tijola, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the villa Castaño, is a quiet and peaceful retreat.

Two and a half kilometres from the market town of Orgiva, the white washed Berber villages, can be found clinging to the southern slopes of Spain’s highest mountain range. These were the last outposts of the Moors after the fall of Granada in the 16th century.

Made famous in the early 1900's by Gerald Brennan with his book "South from Granada" and more recently described by Chris Stewart in his best selling book "Driving Over Lemons" and his sequel “Parrot in a Pepper Tree”, this rural area offers peace and tranquillity with easy access to bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

Just one hour south of Granada and two hours east of Malaga, with the coast and golf only 35 minutes away and skiing in the winter, just 1 hour 15 minutes, the villa has been designed with the 16th century Alhambra Palace in mind, but with all the luxuries and comforts of the 21st century.



The 10 metre x 5 metre private pool reflects the style of the villa and is set among the orange, lemon, olive, palm and jacaranda trees. Relaxing by the pool amongst the olive groves with the superb mountain vistas, you will occasionally hear the sound of goats bells in the distance and see horses trotting past.


Facitilities: Several outside dining areas set with tables and chairs. Sun loungers, BBQ's, table tennis, badminton and boules/petanque.



villa hallway

view from the villa


one of the bedrooms

villa kitchen


villa living room


A Place in the Sun "Arabian arches and mosaics echo the style of the Alhambra"



This villa has two double bedrooms: one with double bed, the other with twin beds. Both with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, central heating, large fitted wardrobes and luxury bed linen. Fabulous views from every window. Each bedroom has a TV point and aerial*.


Bathroom: beautifully tiled with luxury fitted shower, heated towel rail and radiator. Spectacular views.


Kitchen: Fully fitted, modern and very well equipped, with large fridge/freezer, split level electric oven with eye level grill, gas and electric hob, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen window overlooks the Moorish courtyard.


Living Room: Comfortably furnished. Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, DVD recorder, (the owners have a library of DVDs available), wood burning stove and radiator.


Enjoy the dramatic views of the Contraviesa mountains from the living room and terrace.


Outside Area: There are various outside dining and relaxing areas to choose from, including a Moroccan arched veranda and an open aspect room. BBQ facilities.



This apartment has been designed to offer flexibility of accommodation, the focus of which is a large private balcony with splendid mountain views. A delightful place to enjoy a BBQ.

Bedrooms: one, two or three double bedrooms available all with large fitted wardrobes, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, central heating and luxury bed linen. Each has a TV aerial point.*

Bathrooms: one or two available, each beautifully finished with luxury showers, central heating and heated towel rails.

Sitting Room: comfortably furnished including TV, video/DVD player, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, central heating. French windows onto large balcony area, with views over the small pueblo of Los Tablones and the Contraviesa mountain range.

Kitchen: Fully fitted and very well equipped (partly open plan) with large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker, hob and microwave.

apartment living room

lunch al fresco

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